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October 18, 2012

Book Review - Raising Motivated Kids by Cheri Fuller

Pinon Press (June 11, 2004)
Parenting, Child Development

Cheri Fuller is a former teacher and mother. She attempts to help parents acquire both an understanding of how motivation works, as well as illustrate techniques we can use to keep our kids motivated about learning both in school and in life. Her goal is not to create an A+ honor roll student; but rather to instill curiosity, a love of learning, and an “I can do anything” attitude in children. Mrs. Fuller believes that with these skills, any child can then live up to their potential and lead fulfilling lives as adults.

Amazon Book Info
This book is a fairly easy read. The author uses both scientific study and real world examples to clarify points and reinforce ideas. While some of her suggestions seem basic (i.e. open communication and a strong parent bond is key), her real world anecdotes are helpful. It is one thing to know what to do, but another to know how to do it.

The book is geared more for elementary school kids, although the beginning does have good building blocks to implement with pre-school kids. If you have a child who is struggling with motivation and school, then this book does provide an interesting perspective and perhaps one that is not always looked at.

The first half of the book was the best half. The second half tends to drag a bit and is more tailored to specific issues that may not apply to all readers.

In all honesty, I read the Kindle version of this book, and downloaded it for free. I do think it is a thought provoking book with good tips and advice. If I had to pay full price, however, I probably would have been a bit disappointed.

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